Robert Polidori: Topographical Histories (Hardcover)

Robert Polidori: Topographical Histories By Robert Polidori (Photographer) Cover Image

Robert Polidori: Topographical Histories (Hardcover)

By Robert Polidori (Photographer)


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Robert Polidori (born 1951) has been making books at Steidl for over 18 years now, and for many of his visits he lodged in an apartment adjacent to the publishing house. To the left of this, at D stere Stra e 6, stands a small humble house, not only the oldest dwelling in G ttingen but, dating back to 1310, one of the oldest half-timbered houses in all of Germany. Miraculously never demolished over the centuries (just altered, repaired and patched up), it has now been restored by Gerhard Steidl and today houses the G nter Grass Archive, part of the University of G ttingen. Topographical Histories presents Polidori's 2016 photos of the interior walls of the building, whose glorious crumbling layers--14th-century structures of wattle and daub, clay bricks and plaster, and remnants of paint and wallpaper from different centuries--bear witness to living history. Polidori focuses on the subtle colorations, depth and complexity of these surfaces, creating an unconventional, painterly architectural portrait.

Product Details ISBN: 9783958295490
ISBN-10: 3958295495
Publisher: Steidl
Publication Date: June 18th, 2019
Pages: 80
Language: English